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Latitude: 50.5427 / 50°32'33"N
Longitude: -4.9453 / 4°56'43"W
OS Eastings: 191408
OS Northings: 75578
OS Grid: SW914755
Mapcode National: GBR ZM.YS8D
Mapcode Global: FRA 07JM.P5J
Entry Name: Entrance Gate and Flanking Walls Forming Mock Fortifications to East of Prideaux Place
Listing Date: 24 April 1953
Last Amended: 20 May 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1289743
English Heritage Legacy ID: 396525
Location: Padstow, Cornwall, PL28
Civil Parish: Padstow
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Padstow
Church of England Diocese: Truro
PADSTOW PRIDEAUX PLACE, Padstow
8/121 Entrance gate and flanking walls
24.4.53 forming mock fortications to east
of Prideaux Place (formerly listed
as Entrance Gate)
Entrance gate and flanking walls forming mock fortifications to east of Prideaux
Place (qv). Probably added either by Edmund Prideaux in 1728-45 or by his son
Humphrey before 1758 when they are illustrated in a print by Borlase.
Slate stone rubble with moulded plinth and Catacleuse stone arch to entrance. The
piers are square on plan forming crenellated turrets and the flanking walls continue
along the east side of the garden to Prideaux Place.
2 square crenellated turrets with moulded plinths, each with 3 narrow slits, flank a
stone rubble crenellated wall which is set back and has a reset circa late C16
Catacleuse stone 4-centred arch with moulded jambs terminating in elaborate scroll
stops. The spandrels are carved and the hood mould is moulded.
The walls to north and south are crenellated and were extended in front of the north
wing probably in the early C19. They were further extended to form a crenellated
screen to the stable yard (qv Footbridge over lane to estate yard and flanking walls
forming north end of mock fortifications to north east of Prideaux Place).
A drawing of the front of Prideaux Place by Edmund Prideaux illustrates the house
prior to the alterations of the gables of the north east and south east wings and
includes the temple (qv) but does not show the mock fortifications. However,the
Borlase print of 1758 shows the existing entrance and flanking walls which on the
north, extend from the north east corner of the house to the front.
Kelly, Francis. HBMC report Prideaux Place, Padstow, Cornwall.
Cornforth, J. 'Prideaux Place, Cornwall - II' Country Life February 8 1962
Listing NGR: SW9140875578
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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